Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

And the Powerball jackpot is now up to a whopping $440 million.

Despite bitter cold temperatures, lottery players are flocking to places around the Tri-State region to get the hottest tickets around - Powerball and Mega Millions. The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million. Furthermore, since theLotter stores clients' tickets in OR, it abides by the US Immoral Acts Law, which stipulates that one is "prohibited from importing into the United States from any foreign country any lottery ticket".

The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday will be the 23rd since the jackpot was hit on October 25. It has a $215 million cash option and the drawing is Tuesday evening. Six Mega Millions jackpots were won in 2017.

Powerball players can win $1 million by matching five numbers without the Powerball number.

That makes it more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing.

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The drawing is at 10 p.m. today.

The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 30,821,472.

The winning numbers will be drawn Wednesday.

If the jackpot is won, it would be the eighth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

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